April 19, 1995

Spurred by a deep mistrust of the federal government, Army vet Timothy McVeigh had worked for months to gather materials for a massive bomb fueled by more than 5,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate fertilizer and nitromethane racing fuel.

McVeigh det­onated the bomb in front of the Murrah building on the second anniversary of the federal raid on the Branch Davidian compound. He was arrested 90 minutes after the blast on a routine traffic stop.

An accomplice, Terry Nichols, surrendered himself after hearing he was considered a suspect. He is now serving a life sentence for conspiracy and involuntary manslaughter. In June 2001, four years after his conviction, McVeigh became the first federal prisoner to be executed in 38 years.

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